Gerald Henderson scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, a steal, and two blocks in the Charlotte Bobcats’ 88-85 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. Josh McRoberts tacked on 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and a block in the losing effort, picking up a highlight reel dunk along the way (here and here) Ryan Kelly was active for the Lakers, but he didn’t play.
Following two 30-point performances, Kyrie Irving was swallowed by the Miami Heat defense and made just six of his sixteen shots in the Cavaliers’ 114-107 loss on the road. Irving finished with just 19 points and 3 assists, although he did manage 4 steals. Shane Battier had just 2 points, a rebound, and a block in 13 minutes for the Heat.
Elton Brand had an assist and two rebounds in five minutes during the Hawks’ 111-106 loss to the Knicks.
Luol Deng returned to the lineup, but the Chicago Bulls still found themselves unable to generate anything on offense, scoring just 77 points in a loss to the Toronto Raptors. Deng, who has been slowed by a sore Achilles, had 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists in his comeback. Carlos Boozer had a miserable night shooting the ball, scoring 8 points on 4-18 shooting. He did finish with 7 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block, so there’s that. Mike Dunleavy had 14 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist of the bench.
By the standards Seth Curry has set so far in his time in the D-League, last night was an off night. Curry had 22 points, 4 assists, a rebound, and 3 steals in the Santa Cruz Warriors’ 124-118 loss against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Maybe his play had a slight slip out of boredom.